We have been home now for several weeks after 5 1/2 months on the road. It’s been work getting the house back in order. Our refrigerator didn’t appreciate being turned off and refused to come back on. Buying a new refrigerator was not in the plans but off we went to Lowe’s. On our next excursion we will not shut down the house so tightly as we did before.
The good times will not be forgotten. Our first big camping excursion included East Bank RV Park at Lake Seminole. Destin West RV Resort, Rock Crusher RV Park in Crystal River, Florida, Salt Springs RV Park and Lazy Days in Tampa, Florida. I think our favorite experience was in Crystal River with so many places to hike and bike. The manatees in this area are something to behold! We made so many friends during our travels, especially at Destin West.
Sherrian and I are very thankful for the life we have embarked on and look forward to future camping experiences. We will blog about our Lazydays buying experience at a later date.
After a month waiting on our motorhome at Lazydays we are ready to head to Buford GA. Wouldn’t you know the first forty miles of I-75 was under construction across all lanes. The pavement was uneven, it was raining and there was an abundance of transfer trucks. The 34 ft gas Allegro Open Road was a driving experience under these conditions for a newbie to motorhomes. In addition to the aforementioned conditions the motorhome seems to have a good bit of sway built into it. We were all over the road. It was everything I could do to stay in our lane.
Although the Lazydays driving course was helpful, we never went over 10 miles an hour and only learned a few driving tips for turning and radius. Driving the interstate under such conditions was not included. After forty miles we stopped at a rest area to eat lunch and take a break. Sherrian really enjoyed being able to stay in the motorhome to make lunch and take a rest. Once back on the road the driving became tremendously easier. It was like night and day and I became a lot calmer. The construction zone ended, the rain stopped and there were a few less transfer trucks on the interstate. In addition, I became more attuned to the driving techniques required to stay in my lane.
We made it to I-75 RV Park in Tifton, GA for an overnight stay. Check out the review here for this park. Just as we thought, setup for the motorhome was much easier than setting up the fifth wheel. From the time we pulled in, it took 15 minutes to level, put out the slides, and hook up to power, water and sewer. In the fifth wheel it took about 45 minutes not counting the time it took to back in and unhook from the truck. In the morning, unhooking and taking off was just as easy.
Several hours later we made it to Buford, GA and to Big Anchor Storage. We had a friend pick us up since the truck was gone forever and we headed home.
We love to travel in our 2021 Coachmen Beyond van about half of the year. Join us, if you will, to see where our adventures take us.